Newsbytes: Ship Of Fools Rescued At Last

 An Icy Blast Of Scepticism Greets Climate Expedition Rescuers in Antarctica have safely transferred all 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. The Shokalskiy has been trapped…

The reply to the 'bad astronomer – Phil Plait' that Slate.com refused to publish

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley Phil Plait, who goes by the name of the “bad astronomer”, has now written three articles in Slate attacking two of my columns in…

Ridley's Riposte to John Abraham

Guest essay by Dr. Matt Ridley On a blog called Desmog Blog, John Abraham has criticized my recent article in the Wall Street Journal on climate sensitivity. Here’s my piece…

When bad astronomers play 'claimatologists'

Dr. Matt Ridley writes: My recent WSJ article got a reaction from Slate:

Matt Ridley: A Lukewarmer's Ten Tests

What it would take to persuade me that current climate policy makes sense Guest post by Matt Ridley I have written about climate change and energy policy for more than…

Why doesn't the AR5 SOD's climate sensitivity range reflect its new aerosol estimates?

This article is a detailed complement to Matt Ridley’s Op-Ed today in the Wall Street Journal: Cooling Down the Fears of Climate Change Evidence points to a further rise of…

Climate skeptics gaining ground in media

From the Institute of Physics , a surprising study being published by them, which not only measures the increase, but now has provided labels for type1 through type 3 skeptics.…

Why We Need Debate, Not Consensus, on Climate Change

NOTE: This op-ed was rejected by the New York Times. It was submitted as a response by The president of The Heartland Institute in reply to Fred Krupp’s Wall Street…

Some vexing vexillology – don't forget to fly your flag today

As I put out my flag this morning (seen at left), I recalled this interesting story in the WSJ the other day about vexillology – the study of flags, and…

Obama wants the Electric Reliability Corporation to stop assessing electric reliability

Guest post by Alec Rawls NERC (the North American Electric Reliability Corporation) must have thought it was taking a step up when a 2005 law made the non-profit group an…